Central Arizona DX Association
We are the largest ham radio DX club in Arizona with over 120 members, many of whom are on the ARRL's DXCC Honor Roll. We have several members who have traveled to distant places to put "rare" countries on the air. We encourage any ham interested in DXing to join our club and learn about the many aspects of talking to hams around the globe who share this amazing hobby with us. Founded in 1974, we are an ARRL-affiliated club and a member club of the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA).
Our next meeting will be on Thursday night, November 2nd, at the PERA Club, beginning at 7:00 pm. The program will be “Digital DXing” presented by Larry Loen, WO7R, and a panel of CADXA's digital DXers. For many years now, "digital DXing" was limited primarily to RTTY and PSK. That has changed dramatically in the past few years with the spread of WSJT modes initially developed by Joe Taylor for weak signal moonbounce work. Join Larry and the panel for a discussion of the latest technology and how it is changing the face and pace of DXing.
Please feel free to arrive early to socialize with your friends. Refreshments will be served at the break. Guests are always welcome.
The October meeting program was given by Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ. Fred is the founder of QRZ.com, ham radio's most widely used website. Started in the 1980's as a dial-up callbook function before the internet even existed, Fred's creation has continued to evolve through the years.
Today, thousands of hams around the world have a page on Fred's website listing their station information. QRZ.com has evolved to include a trusted swapmeet, discussion groups, and a logbook with awards.
From a borrowed server in the 1980's to "the Cloud" today, Fred and his growing team have kept pace with the changing technology in support of the hobby he fell in love with many years ago.
Thank you, Fred, for sharing your story with us. We wish you continued success.
From DX Heat
Oct. Meeting Recap
How exciting to finally have some DXpeditions to chase again. The past week has seen activity from Bhutan (A5A), Christmas Island (VK9XI), Temotu Province (H40GC), and Franz Josef Land (RI1F). All of these operations have spent time on the low bands -- 40, 80, and 160 meters -- which are of particular interest to me. I am off to a good start on 160m this season after working TZ4AM, H40GC, VK9XI, and RI1F for new ones. Hopefully more will follow.
AA7A and I are continuing to support and operate the Milt Jensen Memorial Station near Safford, AZ. Milt's legacy lives on with the remote operation of his massive 8-Circle antenna for Top Band and a 4-Square on 80 meters. We are also working on installing a triband yagi at the site so we can use the site for general DXing and DX contests. Recently, our first attempt ran into a snag with a used antenna that refused to resonate on 20 meters as designed. We will troubleshoot the problem and hopefully figure out what is causing the problem before too long.
We had a great turnout for the October meeting -- about 45 in attendance for Fred Lloyd's (AA7BQ's)presentation on the birth and evolution of QRZ.com. As a regular user of the website, I was very interested in how it has developed over the past 30 years. When I had to sell some equipment for an estate a few months ago, I used the swapmeet feature of QRZ.com and was amazed at the speed of responses when I posted new items for sale.
Bob Davies was appointed to chair the Nominating Committee and is working on a slate of officers and Board members for next year. If you have an interest in serving on the CADXA Board, please contact Bob. If you are contacted by the Nominating Committee, I hope you will say "yes" and keep our momentum going as a leading DX club with an international reputation for excellence.
Announced DX Operations
CADXA Repeater and Net
Join us on the K5VT repeater to announce and discuss DX. In addition, there is a Thursday night net at 7:00 pm except on CADXA meeting nights. The repeater and net are open to all DX enthusiasts.
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